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Test and Measurement

Product
April 1, 2012  

Product Spotlight

Helical gear unit line gets addition of lower-torque units

News
March 30, 2012  

Schaeffler puts giant bearing test stand into operation

Schweinfurt, Germany — After a design and construction phase of less than two years, Schaeffler officially put the world’s largest, most up-to-date and most powerful large-size bearing test stand into operation at its Schweinfurt plant…

Feature
February 1, 2012  

High-Speed Shootout

Late last summer, after a lot of getting nowhere trying to fix a problem with a bottle capper at GlaxoSmithKline – a pharmaceutical company in Mississauga, ON – maintenance used a $300 digital camera with a high-speed video function…

Feature
February 1, 2012  

Bringing troubleshooting in-house

As a diversified manufacturer, the CompX International Inc. plant in Waterloo, ON, was well aware of the importance of the ongoing maintenance needs for the wide range of equipment within its facility. But troubleshooting was a job that…

News
January 26, 2012  

Ultrasound World set for May 14-17, 2012

Clearwater Beach, FL – Ultrasound World, a forum for ultrasound technology ,takes place May 14-17, 2012, at the Clearwater Hilton in Clearwater Beach, FL. Entering its eighth year, it has grown to become recognized as one of the top conferences…

News
January 5, 2012  

Test and measurement suppliers join up

Everett, WA — Test and measurement device manufacturer Fluke Corp., Everett WA, has acquired Martel Electronics Corp., Derry NH, a manufacturer of electronic test tools and OEM products.

Feature
December 1, 2011  

Big MRO show returns to Toronto

The Works, billed as Canada’s largest MRO & Safety Show, returned to the Toronto Congress Centre for the second time. The January event, organized by Acklands-Grainger, featured 260 supplier exhibits and was attended by more than…

Feature
November 1, 2011  

ABC’s of Clamp Meters

Like the multimeter, the clamp meter has passed through the analogue period and into the digital world of today. Created primarily as a single-purpose test tool for electricians, today’s models have incorporated more measurement…

Feature
November 1, 2011  

Compressor Knocking?

Reciprocating compressors make noise, even in the best conditions. The trick is to train your ears to pick up new, potentially damaging sounds before they silence your compressor. The ability to pick up changes in the noise is a skill that will…

News
October 24, 2011  

CMTS 2011 calls it a wrap as successful manufacturing show ends

Toronto – The Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show 2011 (CMTS), which wrapped up last week at Toronto’s Direct Energy Centre, got off to a great start with keynote speaker Kevin O’Leary making the case for success. O’Leary was hot on Brazil,…

News
September 22, 2011  

Vibration tester helps keep the oil flowing in pipeline

Mississauga, ON — The task: keep 40 electric motors on the job, pumping crude oil, propane, and other finished petroleum products down the pipeline.

News
September 9, 2011  

Scanner helps reverse engineer key impellor at hydroelectric plant

Coppell, TX – Engineers from NVision, Inc., using the company’s HandHeld Scanner, were able to quickly reverse engineer a large impellor for a major hydroelectric facility, sparing the facility what would have been an extended shutdown had they…

News
April 18, 2011  

Industry professionals can win tools worth $2,500 while learning how test devices are made

Mississauga, ON — Fluke Corporation, a manufacturer of portable electronic test and measurement equipment, is providing contractors, electricians and others with an inside look at how it brings innovative products to market. From April 2011…

Feature
April 1, 2011  

UV leak detection lamp is rugged

Spectronics has introduced the Spectroline BIB-150P ultraviolet inspection lamp, designed for pinpointing any industrial leak, such as oil, hydraulics, refrigerant, gasoline, diesel fuel or water. Fluorescent dye is added to the system and…

Feature
April 1, 2011  

Mounting Methods

Rolling bearings are high-precision machine elements that are produced using the latest high-technology equipment, machined to close tolerances of a few microns. To guarantee the optimum function of a bearing arrangement, a few basic rules…

Feature
April 1, 2011  

Vibration an unexpected predator

Did you know that bearings can be damaged when at rest, and there will be no visible change apparent in the rolling elements?

Feature
April 1, 2011  

Understanding Vibration

In the simplest terms, vibration in motorized equipment is merely the back and forth movement or oscillation of machines and components, such as drive motors, driven devices (pumps, compressors and so on) and the bearings, shafts, gears, belts…

Feature
April 1, 2011  

Vibration tester has built-in expertise

One new troubleshooting tool – the Fluke 810 Handheld Vibration Tester – is designed specifically for maintenance professionals who need to troubleshoot mechanical problems and quickly understand the root cause of equipment condition.

Feature
April 1, 2011  

Soft foot inspection procedure

When aligning machinery, one of the first steps should be to check for a ‘soft foot’ – i.e., the condition when one or more of the motor feet do not share the same plane or the motor base is not flat.

Feature
April 1, 2011  

Understanding Infrared

What is infrared thermography? It is the process of using an instrument and a method to detect infrared energies emitted from an object, convert these emitted energies to temperature values, and display an image of the object, showing its…

Feature
April 1, 2011  

Panoramic image innovation

The NEC Avio Infrared Technologies Thermo Gear model G120 high-resolution portable thermal imaging cameras in its InfRec series feature the world’s first Panoramic Thermal Image Recording feature. As the camera is panned in a vertical or…

Feature
April 1, 2011  

Electrical test tools are for use in hazardous environments

Designed for work on hazardous equipment and high-voltage circuits, the family of Fluke clamp meters and a four-channel hand-held oscilloscope are engineered to provide safe work environments for electricians and maintenance technicians and to…

News
March 1, 2011  

Digital hydraulic tester is compact

Omega’s digital HFP-110/120 hydraulic tester is a compact, lightweight, self-contained, portable tester with laboratory accuracy. Designed for fast diagnostic troubleshooting of all types of mobile or stationary hydraulic systems and…

Feature
February 1, 2011  

Using wireless testing to increase MRO safety

Testing requirements vary greatly for professionals working in plant maintenance, repair and operations (MRO). Whether you work for a manufacturing facility, a contract MRO company, or are in a specialized industrial setting, one thing remains…

News
November 25, 2010  

Swiss industrial masurement equipment supplier marks 20 years in Canada

Burlington, ON — Endress+Hauser Canada Ltd., a supplier of industrial measuring technology and automation equipment, is celebrating its 20th anniversary in Canada. The Swiss parent of the company launched its Canadian operation in 1990.

News
November 11, 2010  

MainTrain starts in Toronto Nov. 15; registrations still being accepted

Toronto, ON — Registrations are still being accepted for MainTrain 2010 at the Novotel Toronto Centre, located a short walk from Union Station. The maintenance conference takes place from Nov. 15-18, 2010.

News
October 21, 2010  

Ultrasound course comes to Toronto Nov. 8-12

Toronto, ON – A Level I Airborne/Structure-borne Ultrasound training class is scheduled for Toronto Nov. 8-12,…

News
September 17, 2010  

Thermal imaging seminar series kicks off Sept. 22

Mississauga, ON — A seminar series designed to help energy auditors gain a basic understanding of thermal ima…

News
August 17, 2010  

FLIR Systems to acquire sensing technologies firm

Portland, OR — FLIR Systems Inc. has entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire ICx Technologies Inc.

News
April 16, 2010  

TVRheinland accredited by Standards Council of Canada for field evaluations of electrical equipment

Newtown, CT — The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) has accredited TÜV Rheinland of North America as a S…